On Wednesday night, Atletico Madrid will host Inter Milan for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. The aim is to come back from a goal down.

Marko Arnautovic scored in the last moments of the second half to give the Nerazzurri a narrow 1-0 lead in the first leg three weeks ago at San Siro.

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Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan: Previous Games 

During the weekend’s La Liga match, Atletico Madrid fell to Cadiz, a team that is in danger of relegation, 2-0. They went on a losing streak of eight games, during which they won only twice. Atletico were once in charge of their league playoff hopes, but their current slump has put them in danger of being overshadowed by Athletic Club.

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They may not play in the Champions League next season as a result of it. If Atletico wins here, they’ll bring some much-needed momentum into their game, and their home record will be crucial. They have won 18 and drawn 1 of their 20 competitive matches at this site. Their lone loss was in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Club.

Given Inter Milan’s stellar recent play, they will undoubtedly pose a greater danger. Despite not starting a number of starters, the Italians nonetheless managed to pull off a 1-0 victory against Bologna in Serie A. The Nerazzurri extended their winning streak to 13 games, and they now have a 16-point lead in the Serie A championship race. 

They have plenty of time to prepare for this match instead of next weekend’s challenging fixture against Napoli, thanks to the buffer. Although Atletico’s home record is complex for Inter, their away form implies they have a chance to find a solution. 

A tie here would guarantee advancement for the visitors, who have won eight of their previous nine road matches across all competitions. Of their three Champions League away matches this season, two were in draws. One of the draws was a 1-1 tie in Spain at Real Sociedad during their group stage visit.

Probable Atletico Madrid Lineup

Oblak; Molina, Savic, Witsel, Hermoso, Lino; Saul, De Paul, Koke; Depay, Morata

Probable Inter Milan Lineup

Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez

Betting tips: Atletico Madrid x Inter Milan

Check out our predictions of the day for Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan

Prediction 1: Atletico Madrid x Inter Milan / Draw or Inter Milan

With just two victories since February, Atletico Madrid has failed to deliver on their customary level of play. Their chances of overcoming the first-leg deficit were cast into doubt after five defeats in nine matches during this time. Their strong home record gives them reason to be optimistic, even if Inter Milan will be a much more challenging opponent. The Italians will surely want a repeat victory here to break the tie, riding high on the confidence of a 13-game winning streak. In this matchup between Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, we’re taking Inter Milan with a double chance.

Prediction 2: Atletico Madrid x Inter Milan / First goal – 1-15 minutes

If Inter Milan had a weak spot, it would be their poor start while playing away from home, especially in Europe.

In two of their previous three away games in this tournament, they were the first team to concede, and they needed goals after the 70th minute to rescue a tie (W1, D2).

The hosts have scored first in six of their last nine Champions League encounters. In the first ten minutes, all of those objectives were achieved.

The opening fifteen minutes of a La Liga match have seen the most of Los Colchoneros’ goals scored (24%, 6).

Prediction 3: Atletico Madrid x Inter Milan / Inter Milan to win

Inter has been unbeatable as of late, and Atletico cannot afford to have another powderpuff performance in the last third if they want to save the tie.

Even though the Italians have a dismal record while playing in Spain, they are riding high on the return of superstars like Martinez after a weekend break and should be able to propel Inzaghi’s squad into the quarterfinals.